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Cheesecake Bars

11 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 4HRS 50MINS

Cheesecake Bars

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These cheesecake bars just happen to be one of my VERY favorite desserts! A creamy, luscious cheesecake filling spread over a buttery graham cracker crust and then finished off with a sweet cherry topping – what could be better?! These bars are always a hit and make the perfect holiday dessert!
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Kim's Cravings
Hi there! I’m Kim. I LOVE getting creative in the kitchen and then posting my creations here for you to enjoy.
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These cheesecake bars just happen to be one of my VERY favorite desserts! A creamy, luscious cheesecake filling spread over a buttery graham cracker crust and then finished off with a sweet cherry topping – what could be better?! These bars are always a hit and make the perfect holiday dessert!
4HRS 50MINS
Total Time
$2.04
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
us / metric
Crust
Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Butter
4 Tbsp
Butter, melted
Ground Cinnamon
as needed
Ground Cinnamon
Cheesecake
Cream Cheese
2 pckg
(8 oz)
Cream Cheese, room temperature
Lemon
1
Lemon, juiced
1 tsp juice per 8 servings
Egg
2
Eggs, room temperature
Sour Cream
4 Tbsp
Sour Cream, room temperature
Cherry Pie Filling
1 can
(21 oz)
Cherry Pie Filling
for topping cheesecake bars when serving
or Fresh Fruit
optional
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
488
Fat
29.2 g
Protein
6.1 g
Carbs
52.9 g
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Author's Notes

Yields around 9 bars.

These can be made up to 3 days in advance and they’re freezer friendly!
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step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and if you will want to remove bars from dish before slicing, line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment so the sides hang over the edges of the dish. If using foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray.
step 2
In a medium mixing bowl, add Graham Cracker Crumbs (1 cup), Granulated Sugar (2 Tbsp), Butter (4 Tbsp), and Ground Cinnamon (as needed). Stir together until completely combined.
step 3
Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
step 4
Bake crust for 5 minutes, then remove and let crust cool on a cooling rack.
step 4 Bake crust for 5 minutes, then remove and let crust cool on a cooling rack.
step 5
Lower oven heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
step 6
Add Cream Cheese (2 pckg), Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup), Vanilla Extract (1 tsp), and juice from Lemon (1) to a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Scrapes the sides of the bowl as needed.
step 6 Add Cream Cheese (2 pckg), Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup), Vanilla Extract (1 tsp), and juice from Lemon (1) to a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Scrapes the sides of the bowl as needed.
step 7
Add Eggs (2) one at a time, beating after each addition. Add Sour Cream (4 Tbsp) and beat until incorporated. Contine to scrap the sides of the bowl as needed.
step 8
Pour the cheesecake filling into the crust and smooth the surface. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set, the top is just starting to turn golden brown and the center is just about set and only has a bit of a wobble.
step 8 Pour the cheesecake filling into the crust and smooth the surface. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set, the top is just starting to turn golden brown and the center is just about set and only has a bit of a wobble.
step 9
Cool completely at room temperature and then once cool, refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight, before cutting into bars.
step 10
To serve, use a large, sharp knife to cut into squares. I recommend wiping the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices. Serve with a dollop of Cherry Pie Filling (1 can) or fresh fruit and enjoy!
step 10 To serve, use a large, sharp knife to cut into squares. I recommend wiping the knife clean with a damp cloth between slices. Serve with a dollop of Cherry Pie Filling (1 can) or fresh fruit and enjoy!
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American
4th of July
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
Mother's Day
Spring
Summer
Valentine's Day
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